Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Valentines Day

Did you know that The Pretty Poppy now sells key chains?  They are my newest product, and have been pretty popular!  I think the upcoming holiday is the reason behind the popularity of this particular item in the shop:

I like Valentines Day actually.  I think my love centers mostly around the candy and the crafts.  Red and pink hearts are right up my alley.

Also right up my alley are Lincoln Logs and the hours of entertainment they are providing my little five year old. Hours I tell you!

And...let's not fail to mention this lovely weather we are having.  It's been chilly and overcast and cloudy!  Hooray!  These are elements that cause an Arizonan to feel giddy!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Blue Lilies

As many of you know, I love the Whitacre's, aka, the masterminds behind Blue Lily Photography.  They have taken our family photos for the past 4 years.  What's awesome, is the fact that they travel everywhere (literally, you should see where they went in 2011).  Happily, I can probably continue to use them if we move.  They are so fun to work with (seriously cool, hip and HAPPY people).  And, I am so impressed year after year with our photos.  Thank you!!!

Wendy also recently wrote a really wonderful post on her blog about women and confidence. It's pretty amazing.  I reccommend you check it out. 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Little Monkey

This little miss can cross about half the monkey bars on her own. I don't have it on tape, but it was amazing.   My five and a half year old boys probably can't even cross two bars yet.  This girl is a tough cookie.  I think it's time for gymanstics!!!

Have a good weekend!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cyber Monday

Enjoy free shipping today on all purchases in the shop.  Enter code freeship2011 at checkout.  Happy shopping! 

We are heading off on a farm field trip!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  I love everything about it.  The food, the season, the weather.  Love. It. All.  This year was no disappointment.  We were able to spend a rare day together as a family (my husband is a full time student, so he essentially lives at school.)  We traveled over the desert highway and through the cactus to my in-laws home.  We enjoyed a fantastic dinner (which I had absolutely no part in preparing...I did the dishes comparison as I definitely know how many hours go into preparing a meal of the sort.  Thank you Marilyn and Aunt Janet -- it was delicious!!!)  We enjoyed lots of relaxing and visiting.  We even got to Skype with Uncle Steve (my husband's brother who is home for the next couple weeks on his R&R leave -- he is in the military and currently fulfilling his deployment in Afghanistan.)  He surprised his wife and children last Sunday with his arrival.  So exciting!!!

For the past few years, Thanksgiving night always ends with a few pieces of pie, and Black Friday shopping.  Yes, my friends, I participate in the madness.  Traditionally, we only hit the outlet malls, but this year, we stopped in at Target too.  Madness!!!  Lynsee was not into the craziness of the crowds (the line wrapped almost all the way around our Target store).  She decided to wait outside and let my friend Tricia and I brave the masses.  We were an excellent team -- she manned the cart as I darted in and out of aisles grabbing our goods.  We were done and out of there in 25 minutes flat.  Then, it was off to the outlets.  We were slightly disappointed with the sales, but somehow I ended up coming home with a few shopping bags full of stuff.  At one point I remember talking to Lynsee and fully realizing that I could no longer make rational decisions about what I was buying.  Do you think that is why the stores stay open all night?  They know you will buy because you literally cannot think straight??  It was amazing.

Biggest score of the night?  My rotating waffle iron from Kohls:  $9.99 -- originally $69.99.  Oh yeah!

Overall, I love Thanksgiving, not only for the traditions, but because I love having another reason to reflect upon my life and how blessed I am.  I love my family, both immediate and extended.  We are healthy.  Our basic needs are met.  We are surrounded by wonderful friends.  Nothing to complain about at all.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

BNNB Winner!

Thanks to all who entered the BNNB giveaway!  The winner of the ruffle bottom bloomers and baby legs is:

Comment #8:  Pie!  Who said

...I follow BNNB (andI  love it!!!)

Contact Tricia at to claim your prize.

Don't forget to check our her shop and follow her blog for lots of great tutorials and Christmas gift ideas!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Giveaway extended for one more day

I've decided to extend the giveaway for BNNB for one more day!  I will announce the winner in the morning! Don't forget to enter if you haven't already.   Details here.

In the meantime, enjoy this photo of me with 3 chins.  We went to the Breaking Dawn midnight showing last night.  We stuck out like a sore thumb -- us moms with our cardigans amid a sea of teenagers.  We still had a wonderful time!  Now, we're just excited for March to get here so we can see the Hunger Games!